Stop the ACLU
reports that HR 2679, the Public Expression of Religion Act, passed the House today by the fairly large margin of 244 to 173. This bill would bar attorney fee awards to prevailing plaintiffs in establishment clause lawsuits. If the bill passes the Senate and is signed into law by Bush, the "Dover Trap" will be history. Hopefully that would put some starch into the spines of politicians and public-school officials who are now too easily intimidated by the Darwinists. As I said, I would prefer a fee cap on both establishment clause cases and free-exercise clause cases, but I consider HR 2679 to be much better than nothing.
Action is still pending on S 3696, the companion Senate bill. Your Senator may be contacted here
My previous comments about HR 2679 are in the following articles:
Answer to ACLU letter opposing S 3696 (HR 2679)
HR 2679 now has Senate companion bill, S 3696
More Ed Brayton lies about HR 2679
Challenge to Ed Brayton and his pals
Hypocritical Ed Brayton still doesn't get it on HR 2679
HR 2679, the bill barring attorney fee awards in establishment clause lawsuits
Is the party almost over for ACLU and AUSCS?
Labels: Attorney fee awards